July 22, 2009

One Day We All Met On Facebook

[Some days ago a few of us friends met on Facebook. Save a few spellchecks and minor editing, this is a pristine account of what started in the Status Box of Desmond Macedo, followed by comments]

Desmond Macedo
Now we can stop complaining about lack of rain and start complaining about floods; after the floods come, we can complain about poor administration to tackle the floods. July 8 at 10:48am

Ayesha Maya, Rochelle Potkar and Fritz Gonsalves like this.

Kashyap Joshi
By the time we finish doing all that, we'll have the October heat again to grumble about. July 8 at 10:54am

Desmond Macedo
And then we will complain about a late winter, or no winter at all. July 8 at 11:01am

Kashyap Joshi
And in winter we'll complain about colds and fevers and throat infections. July 8 at 11:08am

Desmond Macedo
And how pollution, too, is adding to the problem. July 8 at 11:20am

Fritz Gonsalves
And then we'll be so sick of complaining that we'll start complaining about everybody complaining all the time. July 8 at 11:42am

Desmond Macedo
And newspaper columnists will write about how we Indians are very good at complaining...meanwhile, we are already complaining about a water shortage and how people are using three buckets of water each to wash thier cars. July 8 at 11:51am

Shilpa Doshi
Sure enough...now that you have complained, drawing attention to the fact that a car can be washed in less than 3 buckets. Will try to find out how many buckets my car washer boy uses and give him some gyaan (scientific advice)....if needed. Long live the complainer! Anything to disassist Global Warming! July 8 at 11:55am

Kashyap Joshi
And then the residents of Bandra will light candles in their balconies and pray so people stop complaining. July 8 at 12:19pm

Fritz Gonsalves
Then VHP, Jamait-e-Whatever and the Catholic Sabah will complain that no one is paying heed to their complaints. July 8 at 12:24pm

Kashyap Joshi
And then advertising agencies will be inspired by all the complaining so they'll make campaigns like "Complain India" and "If India Complains India will Progress" and contests like "Complain Boy & Complain Girl" sponsored by Compla(i)n. July 8 at 12:25pm

Desmond Macedo
The VHP, Jamait-e-Whatever and the Catholic Sabah will complain that Advertising Companies in India are glorifying the plight of the comman man. July 8 at 12:45pm

Fritz Gonsalves
Then the political parties will propose a Bill to give 33% Reservation to all those who complain... soon Mayawati will ask for 10% additional reservation for Dalit Complainers, Lallu Yadav for Bhaiya Complainers, Jamait-e-whatever for Muslim Complainers, Catholic Sabah for Catholic Complainers (Protestants, Syrian Marthoma, Jacobites, Pentecosts … too bad, you need to get organised), and then the RSS and VHP will complain that the majority is being sidelined to please the minority and start burning buses, about which everybody else will complain. July 8 at 3.07pm

Hemant Shringy
And then advertising agencies will complain about not having creative liberties.. . and Madhur Bhandarkar will make a realistic movie about the complaints that the Advertising Industry has. That's when the agency people will complain about being stereotyped about their genuine complaints. July 8 at 3:09pm

Desmond Macedo
Meanwhile, the Mumbaikar has forgotten about his first complaint, about the lack of rain, and then the floods, but he is happy that he has a new complaint, that political parties are turning complainers into Vote Banks. July 8 at 3:31pm

Priyankaa Jain
How can u guys forget Facebook. There will be QUIZZES, WHAT KIND OF COMPLAINER ARE YOU? July 8 at 3:42pm

Kashyap Joshi
And then the PM will come on FB where he will get msgs like "Fritz Gonsalves has poked the Prime Minister with a complaint." July 8 at 3:51pm

Priyankaa Jain
Users will complain about FB not having enough quizzes for them to take. July 8 at 4:05pm

Kashyap Joshi
By then parents, colleges and institutions will complain that teenagers are spending too much time complaining on FB. July 9 at 3:30pm

Kashyap Joshi
And by now, my boss has pretty much started complaining that I'm spending too much time on FB complaining. July 9 at 3:30pm

Desmond Macedo
Perhaps you should complain that he is complaining about you. July 9 at 4:12pm

Priyankaa Jain
OR u cud complain about getting unnecessary advice from DESMOND MACEDO. July 9 at 5:03pm

Preeti Sharma
Huh? No one's complaining that we have not met in a long time? July 9 at 5:12pm

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